Here is my totally subjective collection of interesting communications-related stories in the past week. I’m not covering the biggies that we’ve all seen. Instead, I’ve tried to find some gems you may have missed.
The Bensonhurst Spelling Bee
This hilarious video spoke to me on so many levels. I grew up in a mostly Italian neighbourhood in Astoria, Queens, New York, and was my school spelling bee champ in sixth grade. I hope you enjoy this playful send-up as much as I did.
How leaders can inspire action through storytelling
Here is a wonderful example in Forbes magazine of using a compelling story to spark action. The example relates to a charity movement, but many of the principles could apply more broadly to business.
Seven ways to become a masterful storyteller
Can you tell that I love the topic of storytelling? Here’s a nice practical post from Ragan.com.
Are you reinforcing your social media content?
This post by Christopher S. Penn appealed to me this week because I realized that more traffic was coming to my blog via LinkedIn than any other source, so I decided to focus more on my LinkedIn updates. You may not want to go as tech-heavy as Chris, but you will definitely learn from him in this post. (Tip: Subscribe to his newsletter for more great tips.)